Unique items requested on a wedding registry are becoming more acceptable and more popular, particularly as brides and grooms are marrying later in life, and may already have their own home essentials and creature comforts. This, combined with an ever increasing trend in eco-friendly living, has created an opportunity for thoughtful, offbeat and green gift options, something that Silver Ribbon Online Bridal Registry owner Sharon Richards-Lund is embracing.
“I am passionate about the environment and recycling. I use any means necessary to attract wild birds, insects, frogs, bush babies and owls to my garden, and to protect the wetland adjacent to my home. An opportunity to combine this passion with the enthusiasm I have for finding the right gifts for my clients is an ideal fit, and one which I have no doubt is going to become a popular choice with wedding couples countrywide,” says Sharon, who started this online bridal registry five years ago.
Silver Ribbon Online Bridal Registry already offers a free comprehensive online catalogue featuring well-known names in the world of home furnishings, appliances and crockery ranges and now has also made available gift options including, owl boxes, bat boxes, barbet logs and for those who really do have it all, an option for donations to Bushbaby SOS
“Giving a bat or an owl a home is a wonderful way of helping to protect your immediate environment, making sure that your wedding guests leave a legacy far beyond a set of crockery or cutlery,” says Sharon.
Owl boxes are becoming more popular with the realisation that breeding sites are in short supply, particularly for the Spotted Eagle Owls and Barn Owls which live and breed within the green belts of many suburbs in South Africa. Each owl box takes about 45 minutes to an hour to install and an annual maintenance visit is required to re-varnish, replace pea gravel, check for signs of wear and monitor occupancy.
“Silver Ribbon recognises that we city dwellers need to offset our carbon footprint and allow nature to thrive around us. Give a gift that gives back,” says Sharon.
Stylish Danish brand Eva Solo also features as a new gift option on Silver Ribbon Online Bridal Registry. Simplicity, distinct lines and a high degree of functionality characterize the products in the collection that will add exclusive design to any garden, whether it be a rain gauge, watering can or bird bath.
Silver Ribbon’s payment site is safe and secure and also offers wedding guests an EFT option and can be delivered directly to the recipient, not only locally but anywhere in the world, with complimentary delivery of all wedding registry gifts within South Africa. Individual items can also be purchased, with a variety of delivery options.
To add to the green offerings already possible, large indigenous trees will also soon be available to add to one’s wedding registry.
Whether you want to surround yourself with outstanding design throughout your home, or leave a legacy by enabling guests to purchase items to enhance your environment, register your bridal registry on www.silverribbon.co.za.